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Sep 27, 2012 11:30am PDT
factories were at work in guangdong province. onop brown: it is an emerging, uh, ge growtcountry, uh, ve eiting. there's building going on everywhere. the whole province, the whole country, basically, is under construction. narrator: towering hotels and commercial buildings show china's ambition to play a key role on the worldconomic stag in 2001, after years of negotiation, china was admitted to the world trade organization, cementing its role as a player in the global economy. this nike factory, for example, ts in a chain of productn that stretches around the globe. orders for nike footwear are placed in its headquarters in beaverton, oregon, in the united states. complex communication systems allow the head office to arrange raw materials and allocate production to factories around the globe. guangdong has virtually none of the raw materials for making shoes, but they can be imported through hong kong. and here in hong kong, we finally meet the unsung hero of the global economy-- the freight container of containerized shipping. this homely steel box holds up to 60,000 pounds of raw ma
Oct 2, 2012 11:30am PDT
collaborative effort spanning more than ten years. director j. carter brown worked closely with architect i. m. pei in its development. seven works of art were commissioned it was agreed that a specific pieceas needed to animate the unbroken expanse of wall in the central courtyard. but the artist would have to have a capacity for monumental concepts, with a sense of color and scale appropriate to the site. a unanimous choice was spanish artist joan miro. born in the catalan city of barcelona in 1893, miro has remained close to the land and its people. but as a young man in paris, he joined th friends like max ernst and jean arp in the emerging surrealist movement of the 1920s. in his painting "the farm," miro's characteristic symbols and themes began to appear: serpentine shapes, checkerboard patterns, infinite sce represented by the moon or a star. in 1922, he painted "the farmer's wife," the ancestress of countless female symbols that also became a continuing motif in miro's art. in 1924, his art broke free of gravitational constraints in theurrealistic world of "harlequin's carnival." o
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